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Family Services

Improving relationships among family members and partners corresponds with more successful treatment outcomes. We help family members and close friends better understand what addiction is and its impact on relationships, the challenges involved in overcoming those relationship issues, and what they can do after treatment to provide helpful support to their loved one.

What to Expect

After you arrive at our treatment centre, our Family Services Team will contact and provide support to any loved ones you’ve listed (and provided consent for us to contact). Families may connect with the Family Services Team including its Family Counsellor regularly during and after their loved ones’ stay with us. 

Our Family Services Program

Our complimentary Family Services are designed for the family, not the client. We want to help families better understand their loved one’s struggles and equip them with the needed tools to support loved ones once they’re finished treatment.  

The Family Services are primarily educational rather than therapeutic. The code of ethics for counsellors is quite clear: Don’t bring up anything you can’t resolve before you finish. Most family issues are very complex and it would be unethical to pretend we could help solve them in two days. After finishing with Family Services, we encourage and help connect families with therapists in their local community for any deeper work they would like to do.

Program Overview

Families can attend the Virtual Family Session while their loved one is in treatment with us or anytime afterwards. There is no expiry date on family members attending this bi-weekly virtual session.

For information on the Virtual Family Session’s next available dates, please visit our Calendly page. To register, please book directly on our Calendly page, call 1.866.487.9050 ext. 205, or e-mail familyweekend@schc.ca.

Due to the small size of the Virtual Family Session, a maximum of two family members per client/alumni is permitted. This program is not available to clients or our alumni.

Questions?

For more information on Family Sevices activities,
dates, and locations. Please get in touch with our team.